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Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 589,047
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 64.1

Source: Births: Final Data for 2015, table 5 [PDF – 1.9 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 21.6% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.1% (2013-2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 49 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with obesity: 37.6% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over with obesity: 56.9% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 58 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 40.9% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 44.8% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 54 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 11.2%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table P-11c [PDF – 398 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 303,844
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 735.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 2 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2014, table 2 [PDF – 3.5 MB]

Infant deaths

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 10.93 (2014)

Source: Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005–2014

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